Governor Reynolds Announces Additional Easing of Restrictions

Economic Alliance | May 13, 2020

​Governor Reynolds announced today easing more restrictions for Iowa businesses, including Linn, Benton, Iowa, Johnson and Washi… Read More

​Next Phase of Federal Financial Aid Package

May 13, 2020

House Democrats and Senate Republicans continue to separately hash out details on their versions of the next federal stimulus le… Read More

Additional Financial Relief Options for Businesses: Main Street Lending Program and Employee Retention Tax Credit

Economic Alliance | May 12, 2020

​Businesses are still able to take advantage of other federal financial relief option if they did not apply or qualify for a PPP… Read More

​More Questions Answered on the Paycheck Protection Program

Economic Alliance | May 12, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2020-32 earlier this month which answers question about business deductions f… Read More

Local Labor Continues to Build Permanent Flood Protection

Economic Alliance | May 08, 2020

April showers bring May flowers, and as is sometimes the case in Iowa, spring flooding. Twelve years ago, a historic flood forev… Read More

Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market Announces Drive-Thru Markets for June

Economic Alliance | May 06, 2020

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance announced that the June 6 and June 20 dates of the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market… Read More

Census Responses Help with Funding, Infrastructure, Health Care, Schools and More

Economic Alliance | May 05, 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau continues to collect data despite suspending field operations to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The su… Read More
Tags : Public Policy

Economic Alliance Forgoes Previously Awarded $25,000 Hotel-Motel Tax Revenue Funding

Economic Alliance | Apr 29, 2020

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance announced today that it would forgo a previously awarded $25,000 in funding from the Ci… Read More
Category: Community Development
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Additional Funding for Federal Business Relief Programs

Economic Alliance | Apr 24, 2020

​President Trump officially signed a $484 billion bill today that includes $310 billion in additional funding for the Paycheck P… Read More

Continued Advocacy for Additional Funding for State Programs

Economic Alliance | Apr 16, 2020

We continue to advocate on the state level for additional funding for the Iowa Small Business Relief Fund, as funding was deplet… Read More
Tags : Public Policy, COVID-19

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